Newsletter - 18 May 2017

Joint Office Manager role at the CBC

Lesley Gunson has decided to retire from her role as Joint Manager at the CBC on 21 July this year. Since taking on the role in late 2012 she has made a major contribution to the smooth running and growth of the Club. She will be greatly missed.

As a result the Committee is actively seeking someone who can work 10-15 hours a week alongside Kerry. In particular the Committee is looking for someone with a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, the ability to learn, use and maintain specific Bridge related software and experience using financial software, eg MYOB or Xero and manage a payroll.

If you are interested in applying for this role please contact Val Carmody for a copy of the full duty statement. Her email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications must be received before 30 May 2017.

Beginners Lessons

Commence NEXT WEEK! Monday evening 22 May and Thursday morning 25 May.
We would like a few more to attend this six week course which costs $72.00 and includes a text book, detailed notes and one free supervised play session.
Please tell everyone you know who may be interested in learning bridge.
Flyers are available at the Club

Upcoming Events

Nation Wide Pairs – 19 May – Tomorrow!
1.00pm this is running in conjunction with the regular Friday afternoon 1.00pm session and is a Red Masterpoint Event. Ian Thomson another of our brilliant Australian bridge playing representatives is leading the discussion at the end of the session.

Southern Tablelands Teams the signup sheet is in the Barry Turner room
Sunday, 28th May 10:00am
• Swiss Teams Format, 2 sessions with lunch and nibbles.
• Cash prizes for winners • Red Masterpoints
• $35 per player ($38 ACT non-members)
• Youth Players Half Price
• See Website for more details
Help Needed for Southern Tablelands Teams Event
Can you help for a couple of hours on Saturday (27th May) or Sunday (28th May)?? Help is needed with small tasks for Southern Tablelands Teams Lunch. Join our friendly Social and Catering group. Haven’t done it before? No worries, it’s easy, friendly and fun. Tasks include:
• Saturday (shifts between noon and 4:30pm)
o Setting up tables
o Cutting tablecloths
o Setting out glasses, bowls, plates, cutlery and napkins
• Sunday (shifts between 8:30am and 5:30pm)
o Setting out refreshments table in foyer (cutting up cake)
o Heating and serving soup
o Setting out bread & butter
o Cutting up fruit, and displaying
o Manning the “wine bar” after play
o Serving at lunch
o Prepare post play nibbles
o Clearing up
o Washing up
Contact Managers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Perelle Scales This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary Tough This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cakes and Slices for Southern Tablelands Teams event
Donations of cakes and slices sought for Southern Tablelands Teams …. Can you make a Lemon Slice or some homemade biscuits? All donations gratefully received.
Contact Managers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Perelle Scales This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary Tough This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Master the Basics

These lessons start at 9.15am sharp. Please don’t be late. The next lesson is Wednesday May 24, with Barb Toohey. The topic is Defence “Opening Leads against Trump contracts”. Stay and play in the session starting at 10.00am.

Supervised Sessions

Supervised sessions, with a lesson preceding the play, are on Monday nights at 7pm, and Thursday mornings at 9.30am.
Barb and/or Jeanette & Anne look forward to seeing you there.
Topics for May-
22nd and 25th-Responses to NT & Stayman.

 

FROM MY DESK ...................

It is Wednesday morning and I am sitting in my small backyard in the sun with my laptop and a pot of tea … and two dogs, one lying in the sun at my feet and the other chasing his ball which I throw for him every now and then. I think it is fair to say that we are all happy; but enough of my domestic situation.

Last Saturday night the club hosted a QUIZ NIGHT. The beneficiaries of the Quiz Might were the Club (towards new blinds) and Koomarri. We raised a total of $1600.

It was fun night with Quiz Maestro, Richard Hills asking an eclectic range of questions which challenged and frustrated those in attendance. The answers, often far longer than the questions, frequently prompted laughter and/or groans of disbelief.

In addition to CBC members we also had four representatives from Koomari including their Chief Executive Officer, Nadine Stevens in attendance. I invited them along so that we could present a cheque to Koomarri at the end of the night to represent both the fundraising on the night and the other small activities we have done over the last fifteen or so months, including a jelly bean guessing competition and several Who Am I quizzes and Heads and Tails activities at various events over the period. I thank you all for your generosity in supporting all of the activities we have undertaken in the name of Koomarri.

To cut a long story short we presented Nadine with a cheque for $1900 last Saturday night for which she was extremely grateful. She promised to send photos of the educational materials she intends to buy with the funds and we will display these in the foyer when we get them.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BRIDGE SESSION

Your Committee is concerned about the on-going viability of this bridge session which over the 12 months ending March 2017 has attracted an average of 4.9 tables. We are trying to revitalize this session and are using our actions as a case study.

About half of the Committee met with Wednesday night regulars on Wednesday 3 may to discuss options. Following that a small group comprising Deborah Milner, Clem Davis, Chris Tough, Claire Hughes and John Brockwell have been meeting regularly to develop a forward-going plan for consideration at the next committee meeting on 7 June.

We have chosen this method of going forward to try to take advantage of the obvious passion and commitment that the existing Wednesday night players have and to try to ensure the continuation of the night. We are also optimistic that this may become a model for the future to assist with session revitalization and renewal.

Happy bridging


Perelle Scales
President